There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.
-- William F. Halsey
Never keep up with Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper.
-- Quentin Crisp
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honour or observation.
-- Sir Walter Scott
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.